Cooking On A Budget: Key Lime Ice Cream Sodas

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Key Lime Ice Cream Sodas

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Key Lime Ice Cream Sodas ~ The taste of lime is captured in this refreshing springtime ice cream soda!

I associate spring with Easter and vice versa. Growing up (in a Catholic household) Easter also meant getting new clothes, hats and shoes for Easter Sunday. There was the coloring of eggs (for the Easter Bunny to hide), daffodils and other spring flowers began to bloom and we would be spending Easter Sunday with family and extended family. With Easter just around the corner I am looking forward to spending time with family in Massachusetts. I was asked to make dessert and wondered about a layered cake, however traveling by car for two and a half hours I worried the dessert might take a spill and look shipwrecked by the time we got there.
As I was grocery shopping in Walmart and wandered through the frozen food aisle I spotted Edward's thaw and serve pies. I've had them before and they are really delicious so I knew my dessert problem was solved! Since they wanted something chocolate my choice was easy: Hershey's Chocolate Creme Pie. I picked up a few of them! They are really scrumptious and very affordable! And the fact that are so well packaged is another plus. Each pie has a dome lid so if you don't finish the pie (Nah, you'll finish it!), you just pop the lid back on and place it in the refrigerator.

That's when I spotted another favorite of ours, Edwards Key Lime Pie and I had another idea come to mind.

When we were kids one of the things we really enjoyed as the warm weather approached was ice cream sodas.  Knowing there is going to be both adults and children alike, I thought making Key Lime Ice Cream Sodas for a dessert/refreshment would be a great way to celebrate Easter. My son's future mother-in-law thought so too!

Key Lime Ice Cream Sodas are so simple and here's step by step how you make these.
  • Edwards Key Lime Pie (filling only)
  • 1-2 scoops vanilla ice cream (per soda) - or lime sherbet and vanilla
  • 1 cup lemon lime soda (for blender + extra for glasses)
  • whipped cream
  • cherry

First scoop out the key lime filling, add it to your blender and add in about a cup of lemon/lime soda.

Give the blender a whiz to puree the mixture until smooth.

Add about 1/2 cup (dry measure) key lime mixture to a tall glass or large mason jar and add in a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. Give it a stir and fill it with the lemon/lime soda about an inch from the top. Then add the whipped cream and a cherry and dress it with a straw and/or spoon.

Families are busy these days and there's barely enough time to do all the running around that's associated with Easter. That's why I think it's great that Edwards has a line of thaw and serve desserts available at Walmart to help make the holiday less stressful. So while you're shopping for all of the baskets and goodies, stop by the frozen food aisle and pick up some Edwards thaw and serve pies. Whenever you are in a pinch for a great tasting dessert for the holidays or any time of the year, I highly recommend these fabulous gems!

We are always looking for ways to save money on our grocery bills and many of us do the coupon clipping thing. Well did you know you can shop and earn cash in the form of rebates from your favorite grocery and retail stores? You can with ibotta! The link to their page explains everything. What a great way to save money while you shop! Be sure to head over soon as the offer for these pies expires on March 26th. For Mrs. Smith's Pie Rebates follow the link.

And if you want a variety on your dessert table, Walmart and Mrs. Smith's has you covered there too! From Dutch Apple (a favorite) or Blueberry Cobbler (another favorite), convenience and ease is just around the corner at your favorite Walmart store.
    One last thing ~ sweet mother of lime, these Key Lime Ice Cream Sodas taste fabulous!

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